Friday, July 23, 2010

Tutorial: One Thread Darts!!

~One Thread Darts!!!~

This is my first tutorial so bear with me.  I am no expert at this technique, but I understand the concept and have had success with it.  Yay!

Here's what you do: 

1)  Start with the bobbin thread coming out of the throat plate and no needle thread at all.

Notice looong piece of bobbin thread and no needle thread.

2)  Pull up 12-14" (longer for fish-eye darts!!) of the bobbin thread and start by threading it from the WRONG side (backwards essentially)  through the tip of the needle.

Thread needle from back to front.

3) Guide the thread up through all the tension discs in the reverse order you normally do.  (In my machine, it feels like I'm fighting the tension discs if I haven't pulled a long enough length of thread from the bobbin.).

This is me threading my machine in reverse order.

4) Wrap the tail of the thread around the spool a couple of times and do not secure.

5) Sew! Start sewing from the point or tip of the dart and sew to the wider part of the dart.  Either tie the ends of the threads together or leave them as they will probably end up getting locked in a seam allowance somewhere.

Sew from the point of the dart to the widest part.

Hooray a tutorial.  Hope it helps!  Let me know what you think and how I can improve.  Sorry for the crap-tastic pictures. My apt. has the worst lighting ever!


  1. Thank you!!! : ) I found this an extremely helpful tutorial - I wasn't sure how to do a one-thread dart.

  2. Thank you so much. After reading many other sites - this is the only one that explained it properly. My machine is the same with needing to pull heaps of thread through.